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Re: ST80 Tips & Tweaks

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:30 pm
by Yosser70
Dion wrote:Oh I do love it when the student becomes the teacher, it's like having kids growing up ;) It's one of the things that makes me so proud of this place.

Must admit I was very pleased I could help someone out after all the help I've had. It's good to put something back in :-)

Re: ST80 Tips & Tweaks

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:05 pm
by Roduzz
Rainy day today so followed the toot and spruced up the ST80. Great too , cheers Dion :thumbsup:

ST80 Tips & Tweaks

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:06 pm
by teslar
Adjusted the draw tube and blackened the lenses. Flocking will have to wait for now :-)

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Re: ST80 Tips & Tweaks

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:40 pm
by flyingscot
Rainy days,
the tutorial has relieved my boredom and improved my scope.
I hope!

Re: ST80 Tips & Tweaks

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:36 am
by happy-kat
I followed it to and done most up the tweaks to mine.

Re: ST80 Tips & Tweaks

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:22 am
by cfosterstars

I love your videos and I think I have watched them all on you-tube. I did all the mods to my ST80 and I added a few more. Added you webcam for when I want a remote finder. I also got a reasonably priced crayford focuser from scopestuff that is much better than the rack and pinion that comes with it - even with your mod. I know it was almost the cost of the scope, but I want to use it for many other things going forward. I also put this on the skywatcher guidescope mount with fixed tube rings. It is now awesome and I cant wait to try using it for guiding. I am struggling with lots of bad weather and lots of issues with polar alignment on the fork mount. I wish I had gone with a GEM mount, but i really did not know enough when I was buying my scope and it was about 2K$ below retail.

Thanks and keep up with the videos.

Meade LX200 10" ACF SC fork mount
Meade X-wedge
Canon T5i DSLR camara (unmodified - its my wifes)
Buck gear tuneup, EZ focus upgrade, EZ cluch upgrade
Orion ST80 guidescope - will all the Dion Mods and a scopestuff crayford forcuser
Orion Starshooter guide camera
JMI EV1 motorized focuser
Backyard EOS, PEMPro, Maxim DL DSLR, ImagesPLUS,
Two modifed WEBCAMs